Danny and Myra Taylor Take the win on Oconee
Danny and Myra Taylor of Buckhead, GA won the American Bass Anglers, Georgia Couples Division 2 tournament held October 21st, 2017 on Lake Oconee. Running out of Sugar Creek Marina near Buckhead, GA Danny and Myra brought back a five-fish limit that locked in the scales at 10.74 pounds. They anchored their bag with a 2.75-pound kicker. They each took home $275 for their first-place finish.
“We fished the south end of the lake, on deep humps and flipping docks. We caught our fish throwing jigs, soft plastics, and Carolina Rigs,” Stated the Taylors.
Taking second was Tracy Burnsed and Tara Daniel, both from Eden, GA, with a five-fish limit that went 8.61 pounds on the scales. They anchored their catch with a 2.22-pound kicker. They each took home $162.50 for their efforts.
“We stayed shallow all day, pitching soft plastics around boat docks. We only had five bites today and landed them all for the five fish we brought in,” said Tracy.
Third place was claimed by Sean and Kathy Capes of Sharpsburg, GA with three fish that locked in the scales for 6.27 pounds. They anchored their catch with 2.67-pound kicker. They each took home $87.50 for their efforts.
“We stayed in the Sugar Creek area. We caught some early in the day on crankbaits, then ran around and caught some short fish”. We moved up the river a little way and caught one more on flipping plastics around boat docks,” said Capes.
Jerri Beam of Stockbridge, GA took Ladies Big Fish with a 2.33 pound largemouth.
Gary Perrine of Centerville, GA took Men’s Big Fish with a 3.94 pound largemouth.
We had 14 boats total. General water clarity was stained up the river; the main lake was mostly clear but stained in a few areas. Water temperature reported was 72-75 degrees for the day. Everyone reported that it was tough fishing for the day. Only two boats had a five fish limit. Most boats had three or less and four boats had zeros.
We purchased some door prizes for the teams that didn’t finish in the top three. We held a drawing for a ladies and men’s prize. Jeff Carreker won a bottle of Keep Alive for his live well and Genevra Fields won a Turvis cup. Everyone had a great time with fun and fellowship.
Our next tournament will be held on Lake Hartwell, going out of Tugaloo State Park on November 18, 2017 and another one at the same location on the 19th. This will be our 3rd and 4th events for the year.
For more information on this event or future events contact local directors Jeff and Amanda Maddox at (770)318-3610 or American Bass Anglers at (256)232-0406
All ABA American Couples Series events involve a team format with each team composed of one man and one woman. Although many married couples compete together as teams, some teams consist of boyfriend and girlfriend combinations, parent-child combinations or just two friends. Contestants between 12 and 18 years old may participate with a parent’s written permission.
The top angling couples from across the nation earn the right to compete in the annual American Bass Anglers Couples Series National Championship tournament.
American Bass Anglers commitment is to provide low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler and at the same time offer each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers and the Ram American Fishing Tour, The Ram Truck Open Series, or the American Couples Series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256)232-0406.
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